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Computer Memory

Hard disk prices seen to stay high

Prices of hard disk drives are expected to remain high amid a supply shortage in the first half of this year, with industry experts forecasting a full recovery of production to be several months away.

Monday, 20 February, 2012, 12:00am

Fab foodies guide celebrates sixth birthday with extra courses and giveaway

Just days ahead of the 2011 Michelin Guide release, Hong Kong's own user-generated dining guide WOM celebrated its sixth birthday with the launch of its 2011 edition, with a few welcome additions in its pages.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Vodka fountain plays starring role as Word of Mouth clashes with Michelin

The same day the local Michelin stars were given out, foodie site WOM (Word of Mouth) threw a bash to celebrate its fifth print edition. While Michelin relies on a secretive few to bestow its stars, the more democratic WOM draws its reviews from its large membership. In short, if the Michelin is the Grammys of dining, WOM is the People's Choice Award.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Digi-quest

I downloaded Kaspersky anti-virus software but had problems running it. Now I can't delete it from my system because I always get a message saying 'msiexec.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close'. Help.

Mario Gaudette, Kowloon

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

SMIC in flash-chip deal with Spansion

Loss-making Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp said it would obtain 65-nanometre MirrorBit technology along with a licence from US-based Spansion, the world's biggest maker of mobile-telephone memory chips, to produce and sell flash memory chips in the mainland.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Thanks for the memory

Taiwan's Transcend Information has added panache to the USB Flash drive with the release of the JetFlash 185. This portable-storage device measures 50mm x 16mm x 7mm, is housed in a zinc alloy case integrated with a USB 2.0 interface and has a short chain so it can be hooked to a key ring.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Weight watcher

Light is right for the new Q40 notebook personal computer from Samsung Electronics. This compact laptop measures 28.8cm x 2.6cm x 19.7cm and weighs just 1.29kg, including battery. Its svelte body is possible because in lieu of the common rotational media-based hard disk drive, it is embedded with either a 16-gigabyte or 32GB solid-state disk flash memory.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

VST predicts increasing growth as turnover rises 32pc

VST Holdings, a distributor of computer hard-disk drives and chips, estimated revenue would grow 20 per cent to 30 per cent to HK$4.4 billion to HK$4.8 billion in this financial year, partly boosted by the addition of of products from Western Digital (WD), the world's second-largest producer of hard-disk drives, to its sales portfolio.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Data-hungry desktops will have petabytes and exabytes to eat

Memory storage is the next big technology bottleneck. I have been aware of this for some time, but it became very clear while I was shopping (and saving) for a new digital camera, one that creates 14-megabyte files every time I snap a picture.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Linux the solution to installation problem

I cannot install a Windows XP Professional operating system on my SATA RAID (mirror hard drive) without it crashing all the time. Sometimes it offers me the usual crash options of 'last known good configuration', the various choices of safe mode and 'start Windows normally'.

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Linux the solution to installation problem

I cannot install a Windows XP Professional operating system on my SATA RAID (mirror hard drive) without it crashing all the time. Sometimes it offers me the usual crash options of 'last known good configuration', the various choices of safe mode and 'start Windows normally'.

20 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Backing up is easy to do

There are certain sayings that always ring true. Never walk away from a computer without saving all open files. Always buy more memory than you think you will need, and the same for disk size.

Anyone who has used a computer for more than five minutes would disagree. But there was a time - not all that long ago - when machines crashed once or twice an hour.

24 May 2005 - 12:00am

Backing up is easy to do

There are certain sayings that always ring true. Never walk away from a computer without saving all open files. Always buy more memory than you think you will need, and the same for disk size.

Anyone who has used a computer for more than five minutes would disagree. But there was a time - not all that long ago - when machines crashed once or twice an hour.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Lost in PDA jungle, baffled by backup

Could you perhaps use your column to give guidance on what to look for when buying a PDA, and what combos are available, for example PDA-phone and PDA-PC combos. I have read product reviews and magazines and, frankly, I am none the wiser as to what to buy. I have an old Palm Vx.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

SanDisk card pricey but loaded with memory

One-gigabyte Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are due to appear on store shelves this month, more than a year after the first prototype was shown by Matsushita's Panasonic at the China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Co-operation trade show in Japan.

SD cards are widely used in devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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